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Generali’s Urlini re-elected as Chair of Insurance Europe’s GI Committee

12th January 2021

European insurance and reinsurance federation, Insurance Europe, has re-elected Franco Urlini, Group P&C, Claims and Reinsurance Director at Generali, as Chairman of its General Insurance Committee. Having held the position since 2013, Urlini's re-election sees him take on the role for an additional three-years. Insurance Europe seeks to raise awareness to issues ... Read the full article

AXA agrees €165mn sale of operations in Greece to Generali

31st December 2020

Global insurer AXA has entered into an agreement with Generali to sell its insurance operations in Greece for a consideration of €165 million. The agreement will see AXA sell its Life & Savings and Property & Casualty businesses in Greece, and is seen as a continuation of the insurance giant's simplification journey, ... Read the full article

Generali strikes renewable energy partnership with Ryan Specialty’s PERse

18th December 2020

Generali’s P&C division Global Corporate & Commercial UK has announced a strategic partnership with Power Energy Risk (PERse), a US-based renewable energy underwriter and part of the Ryan Specialty Group (RSG). Generali GC&C UK hopes to enhance its existing capabilities by partnering with PERse and bolstering its expertise in the renewables ... Read the full article

Generali, Accenture form tech-focused joint venture

16th December 2020

Generali and professional services firm Accenture have created a joint venture designed to leverage cloud technologies and shared technology platforms, in an effort to accelerate the Italian insurance giant’s digital strategy. In addition to holding a 5% ownership stake in Group Operations Service Platform (GOSP) Accenture will provide the venture with ... Read the full article

Generali (GC&C) names Head of Financial Lines Underwriting in Asia

15th December 2020

Generali Global Corporate & Commercial (GC&C), a subsidiary of the Italian insurance giant, has announced the appointment of Zaid Alami as Head of Financial Lines Underwriting Asia. Based in the regional hub in Hong Kong, he will be responsible for leading the financial lines business across the region. Alami has nearly a ... Read the full article

Generali’s net profit dips 40% but operating result spikes on P&C improvement

13th November 2020

Generali has reported a 40% decline in Group net profit for the first nine months of the year to approximately €1.3 billion, while gross written premiums (GWP) increased slightly, year-on-year, to roughly €52 billion. The Group's net profit was impacted by €310 million in net impairments on investments related to the ... Read the full article

Macif, Generali & CVC to join bidding war for Aviva’s French business

26th October 2020

Reports suggest that mutual insurer Macif and a consortium consisting of Generali and investment firm CVC Capital Partners are readying their bids for an acquisition of Aviva’s business in France. Last month, sources at Reuters said a consortium of Allianz and life re/insurer Athora Holding were in talks to takeover ... Read the full article

Generali enters partnership with Munich Re’s ALLFINANZ

22nd October 2020

Italian insurer Generali has announced a partnership with ALLFINANZ, Munich Re’s insurtech subsidiary. Adopting ALLFINANZ will help Generali to improve the accuracy of its life insurance underwriting decisions by enabling it to automatically manage life insurance applications globally. By harnessing ALLFINANZ, Generali will automate each phase of its life insurance application process, ... Read the full article

Generali (GC&C) appoints Alan Moore as UK Branch General Manager

13th October 2020

Generali Global Corporate & Commercial (GC&C), a subsidiary of the Italian insurance giant, has announced the appointment of Alan Moore as UK Branch General Manager. Reporting to CEO Manlio Lostuzzi, Moore will also retain his current role as Head of GC&C UK. Moore has 25 years’ experience in the re/insurance sector, ranging ... Read the full article

Generali (GC&C) appoints Head of Underwriting in Asia

17th September 2020

Generali Global Corporate & Commercial (GC&C), a subsidiary of the Italian insurance giant, has announced the appointment of Brendan McDonald as Head of Underwriting for Asia. McDonald joined Generali in 2018 as Head of Financial Lines Underwriting for GC&C Asia. Prior to that, he was Head of Liability at Oman Insurance Company ... Read the full article

AXA eyeing $177mn sale of Greek business to Generali: reports

17th August 2020

AXA is reportedly considering the sale of its Greek operations to Itay’s Generali after an estimated value of $177 million was placed on the unit by parties from both companies. Bloomberg, citing people familiar with the matter, describe the move as an opportunity to relinquish business lines deemed surplus to requirements. Representatives ... Read the full article

Generali profits down 57% after pandemic disruption

30th July 2020

Italian insurer Generali has posted a 56.7% decrease in net profit in the first half of 2020 due to disruptions in the investment markets caused by COVID-19, as well a large contribution to a pandemic emergency fund. The group’s profit fell by to €774 million in H1 2020, compared with €1.79 ... Read the full article

Generali & Eurochambres sign MoU to promote ‘Pandemic Risk Pool’

23rd July 2020

Italian insurer Generali Group has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Eurochambres under which the pair have agreed to cooperate in order to both promote and implement a 'Pandemic Risk Pool' against future pandemic risks in Europe. Eurochambres is the European entity of Chambers of Commerce and Industry, representing over ... Read the full article

Munich Re insurtech subsidiary partners with Generali Indonesia

16th July 2020

Munich Re Automation Solutions, an insurtech subsidiary of the global reinsurer, has joined forces with life insurer Generali Indonesia in an effort to help boost the latter's underwriting process and streamline the risk assessment process. Reports from Fi News suggest Munich Re AS will provide its cloud-based business, digital underwriting and ... Read the full article

Generali to become a major shareholder of Cattolica via strategic partnership

25th June 2020

Generali Group has committed to becoming a major shareholder of Cattolica Group through a reserved share capital increase for €300 million, as the pair announce the launch of a new strategic partnership. The Board of Directors of both companies recently approved the launch of a strategic partnership between the pair, which ... Read the full article

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